In the center there has been fierce fighting for Moscow. TD layered 4+ forts in multiple rings around the city; here is I am simply grinding away. Taking the city is immaterial; TD is very tenacious and is willing to lose huge causalties and this suits me just fine. He committed everything here, and as a result, the drive east elsewhere has been unstoppable. I got to the gates of Grozny and stopped; I frequently checked where the production was, and drive towards these cities. This has resulted in another wave of massive evacuations; Soviet production has been delayed for at least another year, and given the decreasing manpower multiplier, Berliners are starting to breath a bit easier. For the record, this attack on Moscow will not stop for the winter nor the second blizzard; here is the proverbial meat grinder.
Murom, Azamas, Saransk, Penza, and this turn, Stalingrad, have all fallen. The surge east has taken a severe toll on the Soviet manpower centers.
Moscow, September 1942
< Message edited by Marquo -- 3/24/2012 9:54:46 PM >